News & Events:
2016 Rhodesli Luncheon & Book Signing Event
A sold out event took place on May 22, 2016 at the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel of the “Rhodesli Luncheon” and book signing. The book is called “A Century of the Rhodeslis in Los Angeles”:
August 2015: Attorney from Spain Informs of Process for Sephardim to Reacquire Spanish Citizenship at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel:
Catalina gathering occurred during the second week of August 2014:
A Mediterranean cruise which included Rhodes for the 70th year memorial occurred during the 3rd week of July 2014.
The Hasson Family picnic was well attended and enjoyed on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills.
The Rhodesli lunch on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Marina del Rey Yacht Club:
An “Out to Lunch Bunch” was held on December 10, 2013 at the Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach:
An “Out to Lunch Bunch” was held on October 8, 2013 at Mountain Gate Country Club in Brentwood:
The photos below are of the “Out to Lunch Bunch” on August 13, 2013 in West L.A.:
“Rhodes Stories Project” — August 2013:
This is a project by a Rhodesli descendant of the Hasson, Capelouto & Almeleh families, Barry Salzman of New York. Photos were taken at our Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in the Levy Hall. Below are photos from the project:
July/August 2013: Catalina trip. Pavillion Lodge in Avalon.
Our annual family vacation on the island which attracts over a hundred people and which reminds us of our island roots in Rhodes.
Sunday, July 7, 2013: the annual Rhodesli picnic at Rancho Park in West Los Angeles.
Sunday, June 23, 2013: Art Benveniste speaking at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. History and stories of the L.A. Sephardic Jewish community.
Sunday, June 2, 2013: Hasson family picnic at Roxbury Park in West Los Angeles.
Film Screening of “The Longest Journey” on April 14, 2013 at Tifereth Israel:
This documentary features the personal accounts of Stella Levi, Sami Modiano and Alberto Israel. It includes the contrast of the beauty of the island with the tragedy suffered by the Jewish community of Rhodes. The film was followed by a question and answer period with Stella Levi. This presentation was sponsored by the Rhodes Jewish Historical Foundation.